The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolatory Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century During which He Flourished, Том 2
W. Andrews and L. Blake, and Cushing and Appleton, Salem, 1807
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On Saturday , March 27 , I introduced to him Şir Alexander Macdonald , with
whom he had expressed a wish to be acquainted . He received him very cour .
teously . Sir Alexander observed , that the Chancellors in England are chosen
Sir Adam expressed some apprehension that the Pantheon would encourage
luxury . “ Sir , ( said Johnson , ) I am a great friend to publick amusements ; for
they keep people from vice . You now ( addressing himself to me , ) would have
I expressed a liking for Mr. Francis Osborne's works , and asked him what he
thought of that writer . He answered , “ A conceited fellow . Were a man to write so
now , the boys would throw stones at him . ” He , however , did not alter my
During his first visit to England in 1771 , as a candidate for holy orders , he was
several times in company with Dr. Johnson , who expressed a wish to see the
edition of Rasselas , which Dr. White told him had been printed in America .
Goldsmith , though his vanity often excited him to occasional competition , had a
very high regard for Johnson , which he had at this time expressed in the
strongest manner in the Dedication of his Comedy , entitled , “ She Stoops to
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